How rich is The Weeknd? A former boyfriend to international star Selena Gomez, a record producer, musician, and a songwriter. The Weeknd has been releasing catchy tunes such as “Starboy,” “The Hills,” “Can’t Feel My Face” which have elevated him to the rank of an international star. Apart from his unique signature hairstyle and his net worth fortune what else is there to know about The Weeknd. Let’s find out more about how much is The Weeknd’s net worth in 2018.
The Weeknd Early Life
In 1990 when he was born, he was named Abel Makkonen Tesfaye by his parents Samra Tesfaye and Makkonen. He is the only child of this Ethiopian immigrant couple who lived in Canada.
Abel was brought up by the mother and the grandmother since the father abandoned the family when he was just young. The mother did some odd jobs such as caterer and being a nurse to make ends meet.
The Weeknd attended Birchmount Park Collegiate Institute and West Hill Collegiate Institute, but none of the high schools did he graduate since he dropped out and this was when he decided to even leave home by then he was 17 years.
Before then he had already begun using drugs such as marijuana and other hard drugs such as cocaine, ecstasy, ketamine, among others. He also used to do shoplifting.
The Weeknd has had a rough upbringing but when it comes to love and women the man has had some luck since he had been dating high profile women. Among them is Bella Hadid whom they started it at 2015 and ended the bond in 2016 than in came Selena Gomez whom they broke up just in October 2017.
The Weeknd Career
His music career kicked off when he met Jeremy Rose whom they made several songs together where The Weeknd would freestyle, and Rose would play the instruments. Later on, The Weeknd uploaded some of his works on YouTube, and that’s where it all started, and sooner his name was in various media outlets even The New York Times.
His debut mixtape was House of Balloons which did well commercially thus jump-starting the wagon of tours and promoting himself on clubs together with Drake. He collaborated with Drake on his album Take Care. He went ahead to release two more mixtapes Thursday and Echoes of Silence which made up Balloons Trilogy which ended up being downloaded more than 8 million times.
His first studio album Kiss Land was released September 2010 and debuted on Billboard 200 at position two. On 2015 August The Weeknd released Beauty Behind the Madness as his second studio album which debuted atop of the Billboard 200 and made it to the position on in many countries charts. The album was the most streamed album of 2015 and has been certified double.
His third studio album released on 2016 titled Starboy debuted to number one on Billboard 200 and atop of Billboard Canadian Albums chart. It has also been certified double platinum. Some of the supporting singles in this album are “Die for You,” “Starboy,” “ I Fell It Coming” among others.
Awards & Achievements
With all the prominence The Weeknd has earned himself some awards and nominations totaling to being awarded 77 awards and securing 199 nominations. Some of these awards are 2 American Music Awards, 8 Billboard Music Awards, 1 BET Award, 2 Canadian Radio Music Awards an induction in Canadas Walk of Fame, 2 Grammy Awards, 2 Guinness World Records, 10 Juno Awards, 21 SOCAN Music Awards among many others.
Net Worth of The Weeknd
The Weeknd net worth amounts to $50 million at the time of writing. He is ranked among the richest hip-hop artist and highest paid celebrities in the world today this year according to Forbes The Weeknd has been able to make around $92 million. His net worth fortune figure is due to record sales, his touring which earn him around $1 million per stop, merchandises, endorsement deals and business ventures.
The Weeknd net worth figure and his annual earnings should serve as an example that its possible to make it in life even when the odds are against you. If you would have told Abel that one day ten years from now you would have $50 million as your overall net worth perhaps would have laughed the joke but he finally did it.